Culture Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
24.1k votes 3.2k voters 18.6k views 73 items

List Rules Only individual singers (no bands) who have released a new album in the past three years.

Do you ever listen to your favorite singers and wish you could sound like that? Maybe you drive in your car, turn the music so loud you can't hear your own voice, and tell yourself that you sound exactly like Adele while you're singing along. Or maybe you lip sync to the latest Drake while you're on a run and convince yourself that you're just as good as the child star turned rapper. It sounds silly, but we've all been there. Who doesn't, on occasion, entertain a fantasy in which they're as talented as their favorite musicians? 

Okay, you probably aren't going to sound like the singers with the best voices. If you sounded like Alicia Keyes or Sam Smith, you'd probably have an agent already. But some of the best current singers - like Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, or Devendra Banhart - don't even technically have great voices. They are just unique and memorable, which makes sounding like them feel like a less undoable feat. You could be unique and memorable too, right? 

Who are the singers you wish you could sound like? If you could pick any current singer and switch singing voices with them for a day, who would it be? Vote up your favorites and add anyone that you don't see on the list below. And if you like this game, go over and vote on the rock stars or hip hop artists you wish you could sound like too.

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Pop, Indie pop

2
398 547
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
265 401
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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248 440
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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170 291
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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172 310
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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210 396
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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210 402
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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170 315
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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178 335
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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195 373
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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176 353
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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137 281
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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150 313
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

15
168 358
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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115 275
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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120 295
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92 224
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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123 315
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

20
110 281
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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106 273
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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101 260
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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100 263
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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57 145
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B

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93 249
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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music